Story: Biosecurity

Asian gypsy moth cartoon

Asian gypsy moth cartoon

The discovery of a lone Asian gypsy moth in Hamilton in 2003 led to an aerial spraying eradication campaign. This cartoon also alludes to the varroa bee mite, an exotic parasite that significantly reduces the number of bees in a hive. It was first noticed in South Auckland in 2000.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DX-023-262
Cartoon by Ashley W. Smith

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How to cite this page:

Helen Keyes and Carl Walrond, 'Biosecurity - Modern biosecurity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2020)

Story by Helen Keyes and Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008